None of this is helping people who need help

Election

It very much appears that the Republicans turned out their voters and the Democrats didn’t.[8] In New Jersey, that seems still to have been good enough.[9] Virginia is another matter.[10] So now Democrats are arguing, as they always do, over whether progressives or centrists are to blame.[11] None of this is helping people who need help and it’s hard to argue that the Democrats’ failure to deliver had nothing to do with it.[12]

Sean Sullivan, “Reeling Democrats see threat to House and Senate control as Republicans crack their 2020 coalition,” Washington Post, November 2, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/virginia-democrats/2021/11/02/c204c8ca-3843-11ec-9bc4-86107e7b0ab1_story.html

Julia Ioffe, “The G.O.P.’s Critical Race Theory Bazooka,” Puck News, November 3, 2021, https://puck.news/the-g-o-p-s-critical-race-theory-bazooka/

Gregory S. Schneider and Laura Vozzella, “Republican Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia governor’s race,” Washington Post, November 3, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/virginia-governor/2021/11/02/ba9c3ccc-36b2-11ec-91dc-551d44733e2d_story.html

Jimmy Vielkind, “New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Wins Tight Election Race,” Wall Street Journal, November 3, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-jersey-governor-race-is-still-too-close-to-call-11635940355


Space

Jon Kelvey, “75 Years Ago, A Nazi Rocket Took the First Photo of Earth From Space,” Inverse, October 24, 2021, https://www.inverse.com/science/first-photo-of-earth-from-space


Gun nuttery

History does not support conservative justices’ preferred conclusion, so our allegedly ‘originalist’ Supreme Court[13] seems set to rule the way it wants to anyway.[14]

David G. Savage, “Supreme Court looks to medieval England in gun rights case,” Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2021, https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-11-02/supreme-court-looks-to-medieval-england-in-gun-rights-case

Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow, “Majority of Supreme Court appears to think N.Y. gun law is too restrictive,” Washington Post, November 3, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/gun-rights-case-supreme-court/2021/11/03/6b9a75d8-3c13-11ec-a493-51b0252dea0c_story.html


White supremacist gangs

Ryan Deto, “Report says a Pittsburgh Police officer requested to join extremist group Oath Keepers,” Pittsburgh City Paper, November 3, 2021, https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/report-says-a-pittsburgh-police-officer-requested-to-join-extremist-group-oath-keepers/Content?oid=20486134


Voting rights

Mike DeBonis, “Senate Republicans block debate on a third major voting rights bill,” Washington Post, November 3, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-voting-john-lewis/2021/11/03/de00974e-3cc5-11ec-bfad-8283439871ec_story.html


  1. [8]Julia Ioffe, “The G.O.P.’s Critical Race Theory Bazooka,” Puck News, November 3, 2021, https://puck.news/the-g-o-p-s-critical-race-theory-bazooka/
  2. [9]Jimmy Vielkind, “New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Wins Tight Election Race,” Wall Street Journal, November 3, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-jersey-governor-race-is-still-too-close-to-call-11635940355
  3. [10]Gregory S. Schneider and Laura Vozzella, “Republican Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia governor’s race,” Washington Post, November 3, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/virginia-governor/2021/11/02/ba9c3ccc-36b2-11ec-91dc-551d44733e2d_story.html
  4. [11]Julia Ioffe, “The G.O.P.’s Critical Race Theory Bazooka,” Puck News, November 3, 2021, https://puck.news/the-g-o-p-s-critical-race-theory-bazooka/; Sean Sullivan, “Reeling Democrats see threat to House and Senate control as Republicans crack their 2020 coalition,” Washington Post, November 2, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/virginia-democrats/2021/11/02/c204c8ca-3843-11ec-9bc4-86107e7b0ab1_story.html
  5. [12]David Smith, “‘We need him to deliver’: Biden faces wrath of disappointed supporters,” Guardian, October 23, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/23/joe-biden-disappointed-supporters-approval; Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., “Virginia went big for Biden, but on eve of another pivotal election, many voters say Democrats have not delivered for them,” Washington Post, November 1, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/virginia-biden-mcauliffe-youngkin/2021/10/31/aa8c6d62-384b-11ec-8be3-e14aaacfa8ac_story.html
  6. [13]David G. Savage, “Supreme Court looks to medieval England in gun rights case,” Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2021, https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-11-02/supreme-court-looks-to-medieval-england-in-gun-rights-case
  7. [14]Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow, “Majority of Supreme Court appears to think N.Y. gun law is too restrictive,” Washington Post, November 3, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/gun-rights-case-supreme-court/2021/11/03/6b9a75d8-3c13-11ec-a493-51b0252dea0c_story.html

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